Lopez frequencies pinagpartehan na! Cabangon Chua heirs snag ABS-CBN’s Channel 23, Quiboloy bags Channel 43
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Lopez frequencies pinagpartehan na! Cabangon Chua heirs snag ABS-CBN’s Channel 23, Quiboloy bags Channel 43

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has reportedly farmed out the other digital channels of ABS-CBN network after awarding the Lopez family’s core frequencies to bilyonaryo Manny Villar.

A Bilyonaryo source said the NTC has awarded Channel 23, where ABS-CBN used to broadcast Sports+Action (S+A), to Aliw Broadcasting Corp.

Aliw was founded by the late businessman Antonio Cabangon Chua to hold his media empire that runs DWIZ and 97.9 Home radio stations and Philippine Business Daily Mirror Publishing.

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Cabangon Chua, who died in 2016, also bought out bilyonaryo Wilson Tieng’s stake in RPN-9 (it is currently the home of CNN Philippines).

The same source said the NTC has also granted UHF Channel 43 to Sonshine Media Network Inc. (SMNI) of Pastor Apollo Quiboloy.

The televangelist already owns UHF Channel 40 where he broadcasts his news programs and religious programs of his Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC).

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Channel 43 used to be controlled by Amcara Broadcasting Network and it is where ABS-CBN used to air its channels on its TV Plus digital set-top boxes.

Bilyonaryo was the first to report the news that the NTC awarded ABC-CBN’s core frequencies – Channels 2 (analog) and 16 (digital) – to Advanced Media Broadcasting which has been taken over by Villar’s Planet Cable (managed by son Paolo).

NTC has obtained the green light from the Office of the Executive Secretary and Department of Justice to assign idle frequencies through Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) or Provisional Authority (PA) as a result of the expiration of ABS-CBN’s franchise in 2020.

 

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